Will clouds block your view of the solar eclipse in metro Detroit?

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 10:31:55-04

Sky watchers will all look up this afternoon for the Great American Eclipse, but will cloud cover and rain chances leave would-be viewers all wet?

Well, yes and no. Big thunderstorms are firing up to our west and high clouds have will blow off the storms and filter our afternoon sunshine.

Look for partly sunny skies. It will be hot and humid, with highs near 87. You may have to view the eclipse through scattered clouds, but over the two hours forty-four minutes... there will be decent (not perfect) viewing.

A few spotty thunderstorms are possible as the eclipse winds down. Showers and storms will be isolated to scattered in nature, about 30% coverage by the end of the eclipse.


Eclipse Begins - 1:03 pm Partly sunny, with high clouds.

Eclipse Maximum - 2:27 pm Partly sunny, hot & humid.

Eclipse Ends - 3:47 pm More clouds, spotty showers and isolated storm possible.